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App helps Kansas fossil hunters search for prehistoric life


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A couple hundred million years ago, an ocean covering Kansas teemed with prehistoric life. Yet for millennia, Kansas has been a dry, sometimes even dusty, place.

The ocean is long gone, but traces of that long-ago aquatic life lie right below your feet captured for the ages in fossil form. Now, paleontologists from the University of Kansas have an app that they hope will help motivate people to go out and find it, reports the Kansas News Service.

The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app was created by a group of paleontologists and researchers led by KU ecology and evo...

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